William Raban (b. 1948, Fakenham) started making films whist studying
painting at Saint Martin's School of Art in 1970.
His current practice is rooted in his early 1970's exploration of film properties and experiments in the observation of natural
He has made over 40 films. The feature length Thames Film (1986) is an essay on the changing face of London's river over several centuries. Under the Tower trilogy (1992–96) uses richly worked soundtracks of intensified natural sound.
William Raban is currently reader in film at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London).